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Like we mentioned that the principle of geothermal power plant lies in thermodynamic cycles, we would like to write briefly about one of them, so called Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). Firstly, what is a Rankine Cycle? In general, it is a thermodynamic cycle used in turbines in order to produce electricity. It is one of… » read more

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How geothermal heat is transformed in order to be used in turbines producing electricity? Thanks to “thermodynamic cycles”. They are the set of various thermodynamic processes, which are based on the “law of conservation of energy”. It tells us that energy is isolated system and its amount remains constant; energy cannot be created or destroyed,… » read more

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Imagine the geothermal power plant. As long as you look at it, you will see some type of „smoke“ rising up from strange wide „chimney“. Is this real smoke? Is that real chimney? No. Right answer is that just the water steam is rising up from the cooling tower, not from chimney. Therefore the question… » read more

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Strong and weak aspects one can identify when studying various issues. Let’s summarize impacts of geothermal energy. In this shot we will write about impact on environment, the next one will be focused on human health impact. The linguistic origin says that „Geothermal“ represents the heat coming from Earth’s depths („Geo“ like Earth, „thermal“ like… » read more

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